This reference text introduces major topics in epidemiology in a concise handbook. This book is a first edition from the Oxford Specialist Handbook Series and will be useful for both practitioners and students of epidemiology. It consists of a collection of summary chapters with nearly 50 contributing authors from around the world. The format includes tables, figures, and text that is short and bulleted. Each chapter is followed by a section of references for further reading or resources.

The editors have divided this reference text into 2 sections. The first section reviews the epidemiological methods and concepts that are commonly used in infectious diseases. Section 2 reviews epidemiology of selected major diseases. Each chapter is essentially a summary of a topic, and as such, the scope is...

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